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2014 

Sunny thoughts after tornado warnings   Friday has been a day for thunderstorms and a tornado watch in Montgomery County, Maryland. The storms have passed and the tornado watch has now been cancelled. So, out thoughts turn to hopes of a sunny weekend. Have an outstanding weekend. Be sure to have ...
02/21/2014
History is Served, Colonial Williamsburg Recipes   When you visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, the Governor’s Place will be one of your featured places to tour. The kitchen at the Governor’s Palace is one of Dolores’ favorite stops. It is fun to see what is being prepared and the food on disp...
02/20/2014
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One month to spring   We have a beautiful sunny day in Kentlands and hope that more of the ice and snow will be melting.  Our sidewalk was a sheet of ice when I went out to get the Washington Post this morning. Spring begins one month from today, on March 20th. I enjoy photographing flowers and a...
02/20/2014
Kentlands 2014 Facilities Passes   Kentlands is still a snow covered community and it is hard to believe that spring is just a month away. As the weather improves, every family will want to take advantage of the Kentlands Community Facilities and the Clubhouse events. Registration for 2014 Facili...
02/19/2014
Book Recommendation: A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny   I am in the process of reading all of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels by Louise Penny. I just finished reading A Rule Against Murder (2008).  The setting of this novel is Manoir Bellechasse, a luxurious inn that is not far fro...
02/18/2014
Coach House, Mount Vernon   On President’s Day, I posted a blog on Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington.  And, I encourage you to include Mount Vernon as one of your travel destinations this year. The mansion tours are outstanding and there is much more to see as well. None of the horse dr...
02/17/2014
Blood Donations Needed   Hundreds of scheduled blood drives had to be canceled across the country because of the severe winter weather. The American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations.  “There is an urgent need for pl...
02/17/2014
Empty Bowls  Clarksville real estate professional Debbie Reynolds tells us about the Empty Bowls fundraiser and effort to create awareness of the hungry people in her community.  The theme of this fundraiser could easily be copied. All of us need to support our local food banks and kitchens. Many...
02/17/2014
Kentlands Happy Hour, Friday, Feb. 21st   This is a reminder that the next Kentlands Happy Hour is scheduled for Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Clubhouse. This adults only event is open to all Kentlands residents. Wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks will be ...
02/17/2014
Hidden Gems - Finding Additional Value in a Home    ActiveRain Community Evangelist Bob Stewart has challenged members of the ActiveRain network to write about the hidden gems that provide additional value for home buyers. Every home buyer has wants and needs when searching for home to purchase. ...
02/17/2014